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: Beunydd

Bwrw golwg dros bynclau'r dydd mewn sgwrs a ffilm-a chyfle i gwrdd a rhai sy'n amlwg yn y newyddion.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss and Sutton Coldfield only)

(to 13.30)

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

For the Very Young
David Enders tells the story.
Sam and Elizabeth Williams make the pictures
(BBC film)


Narrator: David Enders
Pictures: Sam Williams
Pictures: Elizabeth Williams
Script: Louise Cochrane

: Mainly for Women

Family Affairs: Family Heritage
People approaching marriage often worry about the possibility of passing on to their children some physical or mental defect present in the history of their own or their partner's family.
A doctor, a psychiatrist, and a marriage guidance consultant talk about the facts and theories of human genetics on which decisions about marriage can be based.
Introduced by Elisabeth Beresford.

3.15 Cookery Club
Marguerite Patten introduces the winner of the competition for Fancy Cakes and demonstrates her recipe.

(to 15.30)


Panellist (Family Affairs): A doctor [name uncredited]
Panellist (Family Affairs): A psychiatrist [name uncredited]
Panellist (Family Affairs): A marriage guidance consultant [name uncredited]
Presenter (Family Affairs): Elisabeth Beresford
Arranged and directed by (Family Affairs): Brenda Horsfield
Cook/presenter (Cookery Club): Marguerite Patten
Producer (Cookery Club): Ann Shead

: Children's Television: Blue Peter

A weekly programme for younger viewers.
The Story of San Marco
A scale model serial.
The Fox and the Crow
A story with pictures by Tony Hart.
Introduced by Christopher Trace and Leila Williams.


Presenter: Christopher Trace
Presenter: Leila Williams
Pictures (The Fox and the Crow): Tony Hart
Producer: John Hunter Blair

: Children's Television: Whirlybirds: Top of the Mountain


P.T. Moore: Craig Hill
Chuck: Kenneth Tobey

: Children's Television: For Deaf Children - Pipenella

A film for the younger viewers.
A sad little broken doll finds her prince and happiness.

: News for Scotland, Northern Ireland, and the English Regions

(On transmitters serving the areas):

News from Wales: 6.15-6.20

: The Phil Silvers Show: Operation Love

Starring Phil Silvers as Sergeant Bilko.
(Previously shown last Monday)


Sergeant Bilko: Phil Silvers

: Tonight

Look around with Cliff Michelmore.
Sport - Music - People
Cinema - Theatre - Argument
with Derek Hart, Geoffrey Johnson Smith, Macdonald Hastings and this week, Cy Grant and Kenneth Toye


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Derek Hart
Reporter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith
Reporter: Macdonald Hastings
Singer/guitarist: Cy Grant
Performer: Kenneth Toye
Producer: Donald Baverstock

: Words and Music

Jack Payne brings you Words and Music and conducts the Concert Orchestra
His many guests include: Yvonne Mitchell, Ronnie Hilton, Joan Turner, Lucille Graham, Boyer and Ravel, Kevin Scott, Jo Shelton, Kathleen Jones.


Presenter/Orchestra conductor: Jack Payne
Musicians: The Concert Orchestra
Guest: Yvonne Mitchell
Singer/guest: Ronnie Hilton
Singer/guest: Joan Turner
Singer/guest: Lucille Graham
Dancers/guests: Boyer and Ravel
Singer/guest: Kevin Scott
Singer/guest: Jo Shelton
Pianist/guest: Kathleen Jones
Producer: John Street

: Billy Smart's Circus

Direct from Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, at the start of the tenting season.
The excerpt includes: The Baby Elephants' First Bow with Birma and Billy Smart Jnr, Karin and Ria, Danish Aerialists; Hungarian Risley, Springboard Spectacular with The Six Biros; Charles Illeneb with his Lions, and Derrico Junior, Wire-walker extraordinaire
Circus Ringmaster, Chris Christian
Guest Ringmaster, Jon Pertwee
See panel at foot of page


Performer: Billy Smart, Jnr.
Aerialists: Karin and Ria
Springboarders: The Six Biros
Trainer: Charles Illeneb
Wire-walker: Derrico Junior
Musical Director: Bernard Weller
Circus Ringmaster: Chris Christian
Guest Ringmaster: Jon Pertwee
Circus direction: Ronnie Smart
Circus direction: David Smart
Commentator: Geoffrey Wheeler
Television production: Derek Burrell-Davis

: Television Playwright presents: Walk on the Grass

by Peter Nichols.
[Starring] Frank Pettingell, Rosemary Miller and Mark Dignam
From the BBC's West of England television studio
It is the evening of Arthur's and Tilda's silver wedding, but at their home near the local aerodrome all is not well...


Writer: Peter Nichols
Designer: Desmond Chinn
Producer: Brandon Acton-Bond
Arthur: Mark Dignam
Eddie: Paul Taylor
Tilda: Joan Haythorne
Mother: Ethel Coleridge
Sam: Frank Pettingell
Marie: Sheila Raynor
Tony: Ian Hendry
Jo: Rosemary Miller
Graham: Brian Peck

: Nina and Frederik

The distinguished Danish artists make a welcome reappearance on British Television, in a programme of music and song, specially filmed in the studios of Statsradiofonien, Copenhagen.


Singers: Nina and Frederik
Producer: Bryan Sears

: Lifeline: The Mystic

Mystics try by contemplation and self-surrender to obtain union with God. Their methods, behaviour, and the value of their evidence are examined by A Consultant Psychiatrist, Kenneth Walker, Professor A. J. Ayer.


Panellist: A Consultant Psychiatrist [name uncredited]
Panellist: Kenneth Walker
Panellist: Professor A. J. Ayer
Producer: Hugh Burnett

: Celebrity Recital

Friedrich Gulda the distinguished Austrian pianist plays


Pianist: Friedrich Gulda
Presented by: Walter Todds

: The Epilogue: Partakers of Christ's sufferings

Four talks by the Rev. Patrick McLaughlin.
Followed by Weather, Road Works Report and Close Down


Presenter: The Rev. Patrick McLaughlin

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